Do you sometimes find yourself skipping the strength training you know you should be doing, just because it’s hard to squeeze it into your hectic schedule? Sure, it’s possible to do a very effective strength training routine at home with... Read more
If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then posture is a lens to our health. Sit and stand with proper posture and you will physically look 10 years younger—and 10 pounds lighter. Psychologically, good posture conveys confidence, poise and le... Read more
If you live with the daily pain and discomfort of arthritis, you're not the only one. In the United States, an estimated 46 million adults (about 1 in 5) have been diagnosed with arthritis. Hopefully your doctor has given you suggestions about ho... Read more
If you have high blood pressure, the best piece of advice anyone can give you is to listen to your body. How you feel can and should dictate the frequency and intensity of your workouts. While it is possible—and preferable—to lose weight... Read more
Although yoga has been around for thousands of years, it's become increasingly popular recently and has undergone quite the makeover. There are intense, sweaty styles of yoga that make the muscles of even the fittest people tremble; there are gen... Read more
I was diagnosed with cervical disc degeneration. Except for certain movements in my shoulders I have been cleared to do any exercise that doesn't hurt. Unfortunately, other than walking, I am not finding anything that doesn't cause pain or stiffness... Read more
Hi, I just started looking for the exercise demos on sparkpeople.com and came across this one for beginner, but don't quite understand how it works by just reading the instructions... www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercises.asp ?ID=129&from=fitpla... Read more
I can do isometrics on any part of my body whenever I want to.........walking, lying in bed, sitting in the car, standing at the sink... I don't like to do crunches, so many times a day, I'll suck and hold in my stomach for ten seconds. I do the up... Read more
When you sit around in the car/office/etc do some isometric exercises: tighten a muscle group (i prefer abs, hiney, lower- or upper leg muscles) for 10-15 seconds then relax. It is a good strenghtening exercise and after trying it you'll see that it... Read more
When we think of strength training activities, many of us think of free weights, weight machines, resistance bands, even medicines balls, but how many of us think of using a simple household item like a bath towel or dish towel to help us build musc... Read more
HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that is the primary cause of cervical cancer. In 2006, Gardasil was the first vaccine approved for this disease. The current recommendation from the CDC is that 11 and 12-year old girls be vaccinated, since most... Read more
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